Databases by Department

This is a listing of databases of particular relevance for research at Teachers College. The databases are organized by department and correlate with the disciplines represented by the College’s departments and programs. These databases for the most part cover the periodical literature in their respective fields, but some also provide citations and abstracts for books, book chapters, papers, reports, dissertations, and curriculum materials, as well as statistical and directory information, and some are collections of non-print materials of various kinds.

There are several key databases that are critical for searching the literature in essentially all subject fields at the College; these include ERIC, Education Full Text, PsycINFO, ProQuest, Academic Search Premier, JSTOR, and Digital Dissertations. These resources in general are not included in the listing By Department, but they are essential for serious study in all included fields.


Arts and Humanities ( see all recommendations )

Example TC databases for A&H:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Ebook Central
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences
  • SAGE Premier
  • Taylor & Francis Journals
  • TeachingBooks

Example Columbia Databases for A&H:

  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • Blackwell Reference Online (see research handbooks and companions in Art, Geography, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, and other subject areas)
  • Classical Music Library
  • Primary Documents in American History


Biobehavioral Sciences (see all)


Counseling and Clinical Psychology (see all)


Curriculum and Teaching (see all)


Education Policy and Social Analysis ( see all)


Health and Behavior Studies (see all)


Human Development (see all)


International and Transcultural Studies (see all)


Mathematics, Science, and Technology (see all)


Organization and Leadership (see all)